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The Pretty Milleners.
The Pretty Milleners.
London, Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Printsellers, N.º 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 7 Nov.r 1781.
Mezzotint and etching, with hand colour. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Framed, showing platemark. Unexamined out of frame.
Two young women sitting sewing, one working on a bonnet, the other on a piece of gauzy striped material, On a table are ribbons, threads and flowers.
[Ref: 62578]   £360.00  
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A Tigress.
A Tigress. In the Possession of the Duke of Marlborough; to whom this place is most humbly dedicated, by his Graces most dutiful & obedient Serv,t John Dixon.
G. Stubbs Pinxt. J. Dixon fecit. J. Dixon fecit.
[Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1st Feb.y 1773. & sold by J. Boydell Cheapside, S. Hooper Ludgate Hill, T. Bradford Fleet Street, T. Burford Bridge Street Westminster, & J. Dixon Kempe's Row, facing Ranelagh Walk (near theWhim) Chelsea.
Mezzotint. Sheet 390 x 550mm (15¼ x 21¾"). Trimmed into image on three sides, through publication line at bottom, a few marks & repairs, laid on archival tissue.
An example of Dixon's rare mezzotint rendering of the Stubbs painting of a recumbent tigress, probably the Royal Tiger in Stubbs's possession when he died. It is described in Lennox-Boyd as 'the most highly praised print after Stubbs in its day'. Impressions are rare because, according to the 'Monthly Magazine' (1806), the plate was melted in a fire at the printers. New plates were engraved by Robert Laurie and John Murphy.
Lennox-Boyd et al, George Stubbs Engraved Works 33, iv of iv. Please note that the print is trimmed losing 70mm at the top and 34mm from the sides compared to the one in the above Christopher Lennox-B
[Ref: 60808]   £1,250.00  
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